Dave B's photos with the The Roaches

Drifting fog

Drifting fog
One last shot of that foggy walk last Monday. Of the four I have posted, I do have to say that this is the one I like best. As I was setting off back down from The Roaches high point I could see that the fog was drifting back in and was flowing up the v…
Added on November  7, 2015

The Rolling Fog

The Rolling Fog
My first clear view of the fog's rooftops as I walked up the ridge path of The Roaches in Staffordshire a few days back. Although I couldn't tell. I imagine that cloud top was moving all the time in sea-like waves some of which were "crashing" up on that…
Added on November  5, 2015

Wind erosion on Roaches rock face

Wind erosion on Roaches rock face
One for geographers (well, geologists, at least.) These rock faces tell two different stories. One is of their formation well over three hundred million years ago. The British Geological Survey tells that this is "Roaches Grit - Sandstone. Sedimentary…
Added on November  5, 2015

A Pipit-catching rock

A Pipit-catching rock
There are some interesting sights up on The Roaches ridge in Staffordshire but a rock which tries to snap up flying Meadow Pipits must top the lot.

I think this is "Roaches Grit - Sandstone. Sedimentary Bedrock formed approximately 314 to 315 million y…
Added on November  4, 2015

Gateway to fog

Gateway to fog
Dashing home from The Roaches, and really wishing I had time to stay for the sundown, I had to pass through the cattle-grid and drive down into the mystery. It soon turned gloomy and damp. This area is known as Roaches End although it is only partially…
Added on November  3, 2015

The Roaches trig point with fog below

The Roaches trig point with fog below
I have not been up here for years but what a day to choose. Fog down below and full sun up above. Couldn't ask for anything better. This is the triangulation pillar (official OS term - we call it a trig point) on Staffordshire's Roaches ridge which has…
Added on November  2, 2015

The Road to The Roaches

The Road to The Roaches
Not, perhaps, quite as romantic as the Scottish "Road to the Isles" but at least I can get here in time for morning coffee followed by a walk and still be home for tea ;-) At weekends this lane used to be packed with parked cars but I think "they" are di…
Added on October 29, 2015

Roaches wildlife

Roaches wildlife
In the last shot on my photostream (Last of The Roaches plus an old Mermaid) I mentioned that the wallabies may still be around and that I hoped I may at last be able to see one. Then I remembered a shot I had taken on a Roaches path back in 2003 which I…
Added on October 28, 2015

Last of The Roaches plus an old Mermaid

Last of The Roaches plus an old Mermaid
A hazy view of over 4 and a half miles from Bosley Minn across the Dane Valley to the southern ends of The Roaches and then another two miles across the Churnet Valley to the old Mermaid Inn (distances using Google Earth.)

The Roaches, very popular with…
Added on October 28, 2015

The Roaches and Hen Cloud, Staffordshire leisure spots

The Roaches and Hen Cloud, Staffordshire leisure spots
The skyline from the left to the centre is the very popular climbing and walking ridge known as The Roaches with the pyramidal hill of Hen Cloud to the right. Between them are the Ramshaw Rocks whilst in the distance is the skyline called simply Morridge.…
Added on October 24, 2015